Hispanic resource center opens in Kent

Programs for low-income Latinos aim to break the cycle of poverty KENTBy Armando Machado Luz Maria Pardo is studying English, preparing to get her GED, and getting help paying her utility bills. And she’s doing it all at Centro Rendu, a new education and resource center for low-income Latinos operated…

Hispanic couples invited to strengthen their marriages in Christ

Free retreat will focus on personal, spiritual relationships MOUNT VERNONBy Armando Machado Latino couples seeking to enrich their marriages are invited to a free Spanish-language retreat Oct. 19 at St. Joseph Center in Mount Vernon. Free child care will be provided for children ages 4-9.

Bishop Elizondo to head Committee on Migration

Promoting reunification of families broken up by deportation is top priority Next month, Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle will assume the chairmanship of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration. He was elected to the position last fall. The committee deals with issues affecting migrants within the…

Saint Martin’s to present 11th annual Sacred Music Concert

LACEY The Saint Martin's University Chorale will perform two free public programs of sacred music, poetry and readings Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20. The annual performances, which celebrate All Saints' Day and the feast of St. Martin of Tours, the University's patron saint, will take place at Saint…

Speaker uses science to prove God exists

"Science, God and Creation" presentation comes to St. Mary of the Valley Oct. 15 MONROEBy John Wolcott Some claim that modern science has found no evidence of a creator, but Karlo Broussard says he uses commonly ignored scientific evidence to prove God does exist.

Archbishop Emeritus Brunett recovering from stroke

Physical therapy continues for the retired archbishop, who is making progress SEATTLE Archbishop Emeritus Alexander J. Brunett is recovering at his residence following a Sept. 12 stroke that sent him to the hospital.

Government shutdown doesn't spoil students' D.C. trip

EVERETTBy Jean Parietti Eighth-graders at St. Mary Magdalen School saw plenty of sights in and around the nation's capital, despite the partial government shutdown that started just before their class trip began.

At St. Michael Parish, language breaks barriers

Ministry builds community while teaching parishioners English skills SNOHOMISHBy Armando Machado Patricia Franklin-Therrell didn’t like the growing divide she saw in her parish as more Latinos arrived to practice their faith. But she had a vision for St. Michael Parish — a ministry where Spanish-speaking parishioners could learn English from…

Frassati Conference to feature nationally known speakers

BREMERTON Archbishop J. Peter Sartain will give a keynote address and celebrate Mass at a one-day conference to help Catholics grow spiritually through their specific vocations. The Frassati Conference, which has tracks for singles, married couples and parents, will occur on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Our Lady Star of the…